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Makeup Geek VIP, Headliner, Set List Foiled Lip Glosses

01/08

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

VIP

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark peach with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which distributed fairly evenly, though this shade settled more noticeably into lip lines compared to other shades (it was also the lightest shade in the range). The consistency was smooth, spreadable, and comfortable to wear. It wore well for five hours on me and felt lightly moisturizing.

The Foiled Lip Gloss formula is supposed to wear for “six hours” with buildable coverage (“single swipe for … translucent pop of color” or “multiple layers for … opaque color”). The texture was thicker but not goopy or heavy with a moderate tackiness. They lasted from five to seven hours on me, and they were comfortable to wear and were just barely hydrating overall. The pigmentation ranged from medium to semi-opaque in one pass, and then the glosses were buildable to mostly opaque to opaque.

Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss VIP
VIP
VIP
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Bite Beauty #026, 028, 030 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #026 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #026 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #026 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #026 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #026 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #026 The Lip Pencil

#026

Bite Beauty #026 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark rosy plum with cooler undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied with minimal tugging. The pencil felt soft enough to line with lips comfortably, but it took a little more work to blend and even out the color once applied (it was easiest to do so by pressing and gently rubbing my lips together). This shade stayed on well for almost six hours and was a touch drying after four hours.
Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Fig; I think it would work well with Cotton Candy (brighter, cooler), Kimchi (darker, brighter), or Gin Fizz (cooler) — see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but some applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #026
#026
#026
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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NARS 413 BLKR, Let’s Go Crazy, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

413 BLKR

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine, lavender pearl. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly across the lips. The lip pencil felt smooth, velvety, and glided on without dragging on the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly drying after five hours of wear. There was a faint fuchsia stain left behind.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 413 BLKR
413 BLKR

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Makeup Geek Mixtape & Drumroll Foiled Lip Glosses

01/06

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Mixtape

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark burgundy-brown with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one layer, which would be opaque in two layers. The consistency was thicker but not heavy, and a second layer did not feel goopy or turn the color into a high-maintenance texture. It wore well for six hours on me and was lightly hydrating. There was a touch of color that sat in my lip lines, though.

The Foiled Lip Gloss formula is supposed to wear for “six hours” with buildable coverage (“single swipe for … translucent pop of color” or “multiple layers for … opaque color”). The texture was thicker but not goopy or heavy with a moderate tackiness. They lasted from five to seven hours on me, and they were comfortable to wear and were just barely hydrating overall. The pigmentation ranged from medium to semi-opaque in one pass, and then the glosses were buildable to mostly opaque to opaque.

Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss Mixtape
Mixtape
Mixtape
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Work It Out Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

Bi-ceptual

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly and, despite its lightness in color, did not pull into my lip lines much! It was a Lustre finish, so the coverage level was expected to be sheerer. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had enough slip not to drag when I applied it from the tube. It wore well for two hours and was non-drying.

MAC Lipstick Bi-ceptual
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Work It Out Crystal Glaze Glosses

01/09

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

Flex Appeal

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss ($22.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a muted, berry-tinted translucent base with barely-there pearl. It gave my lips a slightly darker, pinker look but did not add a lot of color or coverage. It had sheer coverage, which wasn’t buildable, that lasted for two hours. The consistency was smooth, jelly-like, and comfortable to wear. The formula was hydrating over time.

The Crystal Glaze Gloss formula is supposed to be an “ultra-moisturizing gloss” that has “an intense, glossy shine.” The texture was soft, smooth, and almost jelly-like–but denser and not quite as slippery. It felt balm-like on the lips and had no tackiness at all (completely unlike most of their gloss formulas) and had a very light vanilla scent. MAC recently released this formula in their Makeup Art Cosmetics collection, and it’s part of the upcoming Work It Out launch that debuts on Thursday.

However, only one of the six new, limited shades for Work It Out is described as sheer, and the formula runs sheer, which is where it falls the shortest. This formula is best for someone who likes tinted gloss that’s hydrating and non-sticky but not someone who wants noticeable coverage. I’ll definitely check back on the official description (to see if it changes) when these officially launch, though.

MAC Crystal Glaze Gloss Flex Appeal
8.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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